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America first, Trump pledges

WASHINGTON, D.C.­—President Donald Trump assumed power Friday with a fiercely nationalistic vow to put “America first,” taking a stinging swipe at the legacy of his predecessor hours after reciting the oath of office......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Trump takes over

President Donald Trump assumed power Friday with a fiercely nationalistic vow to put “America First,’’ taking a stinging swipe at the legacy of his predecessor hours after reciting the oath of office......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

The World: Donald Trump unleashes broadsides on Europe

BERLIN -- North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is "obsolete," Germany's Angela Merkel made a "catastrophic mistake" on refugees, Brexit will be "great" and the US could cut a deal with Russia: Donald Trump unleashed a volley of broadsides Sunday in interviews with European media......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

‘I think it was Russia’ – CNN News

President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time Wednesday he believes Russia was responsible for hacking ahead of the election but contemptuously rejected allegations that Moscow mounted a campaign to compromise him. In his first news conference since winning the election, a combative Trump made clear he will not mute his style when he is inaugurated in nine days. He lashed out at media and political foes alike in a bravura performance. The Trump Tower press conference confirmed the President-elect's deep desire to quickly assert power once he's sworn in. He insisted on moving speedily &'8212; too speedily for some Republicans in Congress &'8212; to replace Obamacare. He also pledged swift action on building a wall along the border with Mexico and nominating a new Supreme Court justice. But it's also clear Trump will take office amid persistent questions about his relationship with Russia. While Trump was at the podium, his nominee to become secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, faced tough questions on Capitol Hill about whether the incoming administration will view Russia with sufficient skepticism. At the news conference, Trump finally conceded he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin's intelligence agencies were behind hacks on Democratic computers ahead of the election but argued that wouldn't happen again. &'8220;I think it was Russia,&'8221; Trump said. Putin &'8220;should not be doing it. He won't be doing it. Russia will have much greater respect for our country when I am leading it than when other people have led it.&'8221; Trump, who has vowed to improve relations with Russia despite some Republican opposition, said he did not know if he would get along with Putin and noted it's possible he won't. But he could not resist a swipe at his defeated Democratic election rival, Hillary Clinton. &'8220;Do you honestly believe Hillary would be tougher on Putin than me?&'8221; he asked. He added that Russia is not the only nation that hacks US targets and accused Democrats of not having sufficient cybersecurity programs. The news conference opened with the incoming White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, slamming a &'8220;political witch hunt&'8221; following reports that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Trump. Vice President-elect Mike Pence also criticized the media before introducing Trump, who kept up his criticism of US intelligence. &'8220;I must say that I want to thank a lot of the news organizations here today because they looked at that nonsense that was released by maybe the intelligence agencies,&'8221; Trump said. He said any such move by the agencies would be a &'8220;tremendous blot on their record.&'8221; &'8220;A thing like that should never have been written, it should never have been had and it certainly should have never been released,&'8221; Trump said. The news conference follows exclusive reporting by CNN on Tuesday that classified documents presented last week to President Barack Obama and Trump included the allegations about Russia. The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and drew in part from memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative, whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible. Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him 01:38 The FBI is investigating the credibility and accuracy of these allegations, which are based primarily on information from Russian sources, but has not confirmed many essential details in the memos about Trump. The news conference, delayed from December, was scheduled for Trump to outline how he will address questions about possible conflicts-of-interest related to his vast business empire. Trump appeared beside a large pile of files he claimed were pertinent to the companies that are going to be placed in a trust to be run by his sons. He reiterated that he doesn't plan to release his tax returns, saying they are under audit and don't include relevant information After taking a handful of questions, Trump turned the event over to Sheri Dillon, an attorney who was on hand to discuss Trump's business interests. She said Trump planned to put in place a structure that will &'8220;completely isolate him from the management of the company.&'8221; &'8220;He further instructed that we build in protections that will assure the American people that the decisions that he makes and the actions he takes as President are for their benefit and not to support his financial interests,&'8221; she said. Trump will place all his financial and business assets in a trust, Dillon said. The Trump Organization, meanwhile, will not enter into any new deals abroad and all domestic deals will be subject to a heavy vetting process. The firm will also appoint a new ethics officer, she said. The President-elect has also terminated a number of deals set to close shortly, a step that had cost him millions of dollars, she said. Dillon argued that the decision had been made not to put all Trump's assets in a blind trust or to divest of all his assets because it would be impractical. She also said that Trump should not be forced to destroy the business that he had built up. &'8220;President Trump can't unknow he owns Trump Tower,&'8221; Dillon said, explaining why a blind trust would not be a workable solution to addressing conflicts of interest issues while he is President. Dillon said Trump would take other actions to avoid the appearance of a conflict over the Emoluments Clause [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Uncertainty over Trump policy clouds global outlook – World Bank

Uncertainty over Trump policy clouds global outlook – World Bank.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

Trump clouds global outlook

Trump clouds global outlook.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

Uncertainty over Trump policy clouds global outlook – World Bank

Uncertainty over Trump policy clouds global outlook – World Bank.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

Opinion: An emerging ASEAN leader in more ways than one

IT IS AGAIN that time of year when investors attempt to figure out what to expect over the next 12 months and position accordingly. In the Philippines, this may not be a straightforward exercise but as in my previous piece (see "Beyond Words," 24 October 2016), we made the case that the country's 2017 economic outlook will likely remain solid despite domestic political concerns and an uncertain global backdrop following the "Brexit" shock in Europe and the unexpected Trump victory in the US......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

NBA heads to London, Mexico City

em>By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press /em> NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has never gone global quite like this. The league will play somewhat of a unique doubleheader Thursday (Friday, PHL time) with games in London and Mexico City, the first time it will stage multiple international games in different countries on the same day in the regular season. Indiana and Denver are the new teams getting to take what's become an annual trip to Britain, while the Phoenix Suns will be hosting the first of a two-game trip south of the border. The NBA has played 165 international games dating to 1978 and during the preseason has had multiple games on the same day from different countries. But this is the first time doing it when the games count. 'We thought having two regular-season global games on the same day for the first time was another great way to celebrate the popularity of our game with fans around the world,' Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum said. Tatum said the league likes to return to cities that are passionate about basketball and that their players and teams want to visit, and both of Thursday's (Friday, PHL time) cities have become regular stops. The game at the O2 Arena is the seventh in the regular season dating to 2011, when the NBA wanted to increase its popularity in Britain ahead of the 2012 Olympics. All have been sold out. The previous games have all featured an Eastern team with a shorter trip across the Atlantic. This time it gives the Pacers, who have played exhibition games in China, Philippines, Taiwan, Germany and Spain, their first chance to play overseas in the regular season. 'I think it's a great opportunity to go over and represent the Pacers organization and the NBA and play a regular-season game,' said Indiana coach Nate McMillan, a U.S. men's basketball assistant when it won Olympic gold in London. 'Both teams will be playing their guys. It's not like a preseason game.' Mexico also was a preseason-only stop when the NBA first visited there 25 years ago. Now it not only gets official games but this year two of them, as the Suns will host Dallas on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) and San Antonio on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). 'A new experience, a different culture, different fans, especially all three teams that are going are on the border,' the Suns' P.J. Tucker said. 'So I'm pretty sure there's a bunch of fans down there for each team. Just for us, as a team to go down to another country during the season is pretty cool.' The London game will be played at 3 p.m. EST (4am, PHL time) and the Mexico City contest at 10 p.m. (11am, PHL time) em>AP Sports Writer Bob Baum in Phoenix contributed to this report. /em> .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

Chinese tabloid warns Trump over ‘revenge’

State-run Chinese tabloid Global Times sounded a warning to US President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday only hours after Taiwan’s president transited Houston, saying that China would seek to “take revenge” should Trump renege on the one-China policy......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

Obama, Trump cap one of most tempestuous transfers of power

Obama, Trump cap one of most tempestuous transfers of power.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 8th, 2017

DEA opens shop in China to help fight synthetic drug trade

SHANGHAI — In a sign of improving cooperation between the US and China to fight the global drug trade, the Drug Enforcement Administration will open a new of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2017

GLOBAL BUSINESS POWER’S MEDIA THANKGIVING BASH

p style="text-align: right;">December 22, 2016 02:02 AM p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align: center;"> strong> span style="font-size: 16.0pt; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: '1f497d; mso-themecolor: text2;" lang="EN-US">GLOBAL BUSINESS POWER’S MEDIA THANKGIVING BASH /span> /strong> p class="MsoNoSpacing"> span lang="EN-US"> /span> p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-align: justify;"> span lang="EN-US">GLOBAL Business Power (GBP), the leading power producer in the Visayas, recently hosted a thanksgiving luncheon party for journalists at the plush Seda Hotel-Atria. /span> .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 30th, 2016

Trump accuses Obama of inflammatory roadblocks

PALM BEACH — President-elect Donald Trump accused President Barack Obama on yesterday of throwing up "inflammatory" roadblocks during the transition of power.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 28th, 2016

Trump blames terrorists for killings in Turkey, Germany

PALM BEACH — Jumping ahead of investigators, President-elect Donald Trump is blaming Islamic terrorists for deadly violence in Turkey and Germany and vowing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 20th, 2016

Stocks, peso plunge on global woes

MANILA, Philippines – The local stock market extended losses on Tuesday while the peso closed at its weakest in over a decade as attacks in Germany and Turke.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 20th, 2016

Trump vows new tack in global relations

Trump vows new tack in global relations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 17th, 2016

Chelsea manager Conte says China's spending power a 'danger'

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says China's spending power is a 'danger' to global soccer. Conte's comments came with Oscar in talks to follow former Chelsea teammate Ramires by moving to the Chinese Super League. The 25-y.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 16th, 2016

Power rates and the pursuit of manufacturing hub dream

Power rates are up this jolly month of Christmas, and this time, the culprit is the strong dollar, thanks to US president-elect Donald Trump and a sense of c.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 12th, 2016

CHED exec slams chair, asks Duterte to intervene

MANILA, Philippines — Top officials of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) sought President Rodrigo Duterte to fill the power vacuum after he barred th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 11th, 2016